MetalNHopHead (1159) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Divide and reviewers alike speak about a cherry element in this brew. I’ve got to be honest, I didn’t experience any such thing. Still, Hoss is more layered than your average Oktoberfest types. The rye adds notes of spice, earth, and toasted bread. Feel is refreshing and fairly bitter. Appearance is a lovely burnt orange with cream-colored suds. While it doesn’t stand alongside Great Divide’s strongest efforts, it’s still a damn good lager for the fall season. And the label is as cool as anything Great Divide has ever put on their beers.
Steverus0 (252) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - OCT 20, 2015
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A not too pleasant cherry aroma hides what is an otherwise wonderful beer.
With the spice of eye on the palate, the cherry taste is actually pretty pleasant. Nice and spicy with a rich mouthfeel for a lager.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
trapped (1951) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Albion. Dark irange with very small ring like frothy whitish head, faint rye aroma, medium carbonation, slightly spicy taste with cinnamon, medium spicy finish. Not so great but decent.
drpimento (2863) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one was a bit light struck in the aroma tho the rye really comes through. Flavor’s good, malty, rye; the hops kind of beat down any fruit. Decent body. Drinkable beer.
arnold931 (1179) - Iowa, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy amber with no head. Nose and taste is caramel and some kind of spices. Maybe nutmeg. Some rye in the aftertaste. Okay.
ttoadee (1158) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Notes from recent Denver trip: at Work & Class. Copper pour, off white head. Nose is buckets of malt. Bittersweet. Middle is caramelized malt, flourish of rye. Finish is spicy out the back.
burg326 (5199) - Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an amber orange color with aromas of light rye and malt and subtle hay. Flavors are grain and light rye with some malt. Mediocre but hey its rate #35 for July 4th wekeend.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
8/VI/15 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - BB: n/a, bottled II/20/15 (2015-761) < /i> Thanks to Dieter A. for sharing the bottle!
Clear orange beer, creamy irregular off-white head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: sweet, malty, bit of caramel. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: hay, grains, some citrus, cow fodder, malty. Aftertaste: pretty bitter, bit fruity, sweet malts, grains, hay.
JPDIPSO (5312) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with a moderate light cream to canvas colored head. Scents of raw grain, mild molasses and snap dragon flowers. An intriguing aroma, but not one I easily embrace. Full feel and just a hint of slipperiness. Light sweetness. A bit grainy in flavor. Light floral hops. Seems a bit simple, but quite drinkable. Has some rye qualities that make me think about distilling. 2/10
GJF (1463) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Aaron--thanks! A dark lager. Small white head. Generally a sweet, malty beer, with a bit of Octoberfest to it. Creamy body. Second one tastes better than the first one (two different nights).